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Consolidated Nov , . 95
Published every FriJay at
TRYON. NORTH CAROLINA
Entered nm second-class matter April 28, 1915
at the post office at Tryon. North Carolina, un
der the act of March 3. 1879
B. F. COPELAND, - Editor
C. BUSH, - ' Business Manager
Subscription $1.50 per "Year
OBITUARIES, CARDS OF THANKS,
Resolutions of Respect.Church or Lodge Notices
where an admission fee is charged, or for financial
s;ain. will he charged rejrular advertising rates of
liva cents per line.
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.
225 West 89th.Street. New York City, is our sole
and exclusive Foreign Advertising Agent.
tobacco is uurchased with your mon
ey and then turned over to the Red
Cross for distribution, thus enabling
that organization to further endear
itself to our soldiers.
We would like to have a large do
nation to send in during the next
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
"Long May It Wave."
Several from here attended preach
ing at Big Level, Sunday.
Messrs A. G. Dimsdale and T. R
Joggins visited Mr. G. S. Whiteside,
Messrs. John and James Bradley
and Taylor Brown visited Mr. W. D.
Mr. De.vit Hi'ton took dinner will
Mr. Holbert Whiteside, Sunday.
Mr. Clyde Wilson spent Saturda;
night with Mr. Bill Jackson
Mrs. James Bradley visited Mrs
William Gibbs, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Gibbs visited
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Taylor, Sunday.
Mr. Landrum and Birch Jackson
r.ade a flying trip to Camp Sevier
- Mr; and - Mrs. Mv H. Gilbert visited
Mr. J. G. Corn Sunday last.
Mr. Squire Brown has returned
from Spartanburg, S. C.
Mr. Martin Gilbert says his idea is
for every farmer to put in an extra
acre for the purpose of buying Librty
Arkansas Jackson visited little
Bessie Hilton, Sunday last.
Boys and girls, do you realize that
the German youngsters are at wai
with us? They are working and
raising all they can for the support, oi
their men at the front. If we want
to show our patriotism -we must out
do them, and "Can the Kaiser."
. La, la, Big Level of course Sunny
View will boost for the NEWS.
' Rah, rah, for our soldiers.
w. s. s.
. .... A.... r,. iTmmn nrr Uw fV.,-. Ymrchasn hf tobacco -for., our I, .-Th&XihartyIajlyj43f:'&i
little sacrifice upon your parx to con- eryone enjoyea wie uu&8 K1VC" "A"
tribute a dollar or more, and think of Taft, B. F. Copeland, W. F Little, Kj.
the pleasure it gives to one of our h. Holmes and Lieut. Copeland of the
brave fighters to be at an umes imiy 1 u. . wavy, me iar w u -----supplied
with plenty of tobacco. Thisl0f his experiences, w.hich thrilled our
hearts, especially muse wnu iltt,; rj
atives in service. They secured fif
ten hundred dollars in Liberty Bonds.
"Look out for us, we are little, but
loud." White Oak is going to-do her
part to help carry. Polk county over
The death angel visited the home
of Nesbit Walker last Wednesday,
April 17, and carried away the soul
of the darling babe, Maggie Sue. The
body was. laid away in the Baptist
cemetery, Thursday. We extend our
leepest sympathy to the bereavd
"A flower too sweet for earth,
transplanted to bloom in Heaven."
Mr. J. M. Lewis was a caller at the
lome of Mr. J. H. Gibbs, Sunday.
Messrs. Bergon Hues, N.j E. Ar
edge, and I. C. Arledge and wife, 01
Spartanburg, visited Mr. and Mrs.
i. P. Arledge, Sunday.
, Miss Lctfiea Barber was a pleasant
:aller at Sunny Brook farm, Sunday.
The vouncr people met at the Bap
tist church, Sunday afternoon, and or
ganized a Christian Endeavor So
ciety. Twenty members were enroll
ed, and the following officers elected:
tthea Barber, pfsident; Esther Gibbs
vice president; Frank Jackson, secre
tary; Edward Barber treasurer; Bes
sie Hamilton, organist; Pearl Ed
wards, assistant organist. Program
committee Frank Jacksoiv chairman;
Sue Gibbs, Walter Eclwards. Music
committee, Bessie Hamilton, chair
man; Pearl Edwards, Sue Gibbs.
Lookout committee, Ernest Gibbs,
chairman ; Edward Barber," Roscoe
Hall. Social committee, Esther
Gibbs, chairman; Elsie Edwards,
Frank Edwards. This is a joint
meeting between both churches,
which will be held at the Methodist
church next Sunday afternoon' at 7
o'clock. Esther Gibbs, leader. Ev
erybody come, let's have more., mem
bers. ' 1 -;
Hurrah for the farmers. They are
doing their bit.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Edwards and
Xylene, of Columbus, Visited in Mill
Spring Sunday. We are glad to set
some of our old neighbors back at
home, r : -
Mrs. J. M. Lewis and Melva visited
at W. G. Egerton's, Sunday,
.y firover Thompson andTie Johnson
of Camp Sevier, visited home folks,
Miss Edith Gibbs returned to At
lanta, Ga., after a short visit at home.
W. S. S.
' Polk county is going "Over thd
Top" and then some. !
w. s. S.
It looks as of every county in Nortl .
Carolina would go "Over the Top."
W. S. S. )
The farmers of Polk county ard
coming to the front in royal style anC.
subscribing liberally for -Lioert
The slacker is getting to be aj
scarce animal m Polk county, and
what few are left had better tak(
warning ere it be too late for then
state of health.
W. ,S. S. 1
Just as soon as the town and coun-j
try districts of Polk county under
stood each other and realized that!
their interests were the same didn't f
they both get busy? ;
w. s. S.
Austria has offered to make peace.
with Italy, but Italy has the,exampl
of Russia before her eyes, and whei J
she makes terms it will be with hei t;
other allies. No separate peace for
W. S. S,
Every person who has been askec
to do something in this drive cheer
fully responded, and results shov.
what can be accomplished in Polk
county when everybody is working
for the same purpose.
w. s. S.
All is over but the shouting, and
considerable of that has been done.
We are practically "Over the Top" as
a county, but let's have no let up un
til very township in the county has
raised its quota.
W. S. IS
"Allied lines remain firm; not a
break or dent," is the welcome news
for the past few days. The German
loss in both killed and wounded is
enormous. The Kaiser and fellow
murderers are beginning to see the
end, and are considerably perturbed
over the matter.
W. S. S.
23 FOR THE NEWS.
All members of the Junior Red
Uro'ss are requested to send in al)
.rash cloths also knitting on hand.
I Red Cross meeting will'- be helb
vith the Betterment Club meeting
Mr. N. t.Hfc&s A &tetesfc-8t
Dr. and Mrs. II. H. Edwards ai.c
laughter, Aylene spent Sunday ir,
dill Spring, attending the patriotic
neeting at Bethlehem church. A3c
isiting old friends. The women- riot
mly talked Liberty Bonds, but bought
Mrs. C. D. Elliott was in Mil'
Columbus is missing jthe .teacher t
ind students who have returned tc
;heir homes since the close of school.
Mr. J. W. Arledge and Miss Minnie
Arledge, Mrs. J. E. Shipman"" and
hildren, of Hndrsonville, are visiting
;he family qf .XJr. W. C. Bostic. ai
orest City. - ": ft
Fred Case is very sick at this writ-
Rev. Kiddifrom Hilfcrest, preached
it the Presbyterian church Sunday
Services will be held every fourth
Sunday. - . - i V
Services at the Baptist church ev
;ry first and third Sunday, Rev Pratt
pastor. . " - ' '. :-
Mrs. Jane McKimmon, of Raleigh,
State Home Demonstration , Agent,
vi 11 speak to th mes-of Hfite ccnrih
y at the court house, next Monday.
Everyone should avail themselves" ol
,he opportunity of hearing this talk,
is it will be of much interest to all.
JOY TOASTED CICJUIETTES.
Through the patriotism of the citi
zens of this country thousands of
smoke kits are being distributed to
American soldiers in France. Author
ities agree that men in the trenches
need cigarettes almost as much as
food and munitions.
Doctors,' nurses, and commanding
officers all join in the demand which
has awakened in this country a great
movement to keep our boys supplied
Millions' of the famous LUCKY
STRIKE Cigarettes are "going over"
all the time. There's something
about the idea of the toasted ciga
rette that appeals, to the men who
spend their time in cold, wet trenches
Then, too, the real Kentucky Burley
tobacco of the LUCKY STRIKE ciga
rette gives them the solid satisfaction
of a pipe, with a lot less trouble.
o& 0 c
Your orders for noorinc, celling,
sldiasr, finish, mouldings, framing.
We manufacture ibis and can eav
you monej. See us for lath, brick,
doors and Bash.
. TRYON LUMBER CO, ,
GEO A. G ASH
MELVIN BILL; u 1
The cold, cloudy, weather still . pre
vails, and the cotton seed is staying
n the ground.
.iMrs. Moiyjs, xyho -has. ;fyeen.' very
sick, is some better.
The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Edwards, was; found ; dead jrt its bed,
last Thursday ''morning. This is the
third baby in this section to go this
Mrs.-"John Webb wh6 has been "in
a dangerous condition for some time,
Is. thought, to., be. improving,
Mr. W. O. Morris;-' of Chesnee, vis
ted his mother, Sunday.
L Mr. J, -TX .Waidrqp and family who
iveu nere several years ago, out nave
f late resided in South Carolina,
have decided Jto come back to. Melvin
Hill . "r - -
Roy Cantrell was taken suddenly
,wu,n . appenqicitis, .noay, anl hurriedly-
taken to the Rutlieffordton
hospital, where he was operated on.
He was doing fairly well when last
Messrs. S. P. and T. B. Jones, of
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Collections a specialty. Deeds
and Mortgages prepared, and
Contracts written at . reasonable
TRYON, N. C.
, WALTER IQmz&Qv Q
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Offlee up Stairs In Jlw
TRYON ROUTE 1.
With this issue the NEWS if
twenty-three years old. Like sc
many other newspapers the life o:
the NEWS has not been a bed of
roses. It has had many trials, strug
gles and vicissitudes. But in all its
trials it has had many staunch anc
loyal supporters. Probably at nf
time of its entire career has the pa
per been published under such adverse
circumstances as during the past foui
months. By the burning of the pow
er house of the Tryon Electric Ser
vice Co. we have been without powe
most of the time, except at night
thus compelling us to do the majoi
portion of our work then. This
coupled with the" fact that botl
freight .and express shipments
have been very irregular, has caused
us much vexation and worry.
During the year's time that wr
have had the NEWS we have endea
vored to improve the paper and makr
it in reality a NEWSPAPER. Todav
there is not a sheet in Western Norti
Carolina, nor in fact but few in the
State that gives its readers everj
week any where near the -amount oi
local or home news as we .do. Wc
have been compelled to make some
very heavy investments to bring thr
paper up to its present standard, an
we will frankly admit that the re
sults have not been as satisfactory
as we wished, or as we expected
However, we still have faith in Pn11
county; and believe that thp
will come to our assistance and help
us maintain the standard
To those who have so loyally stood
by us, we are under lasting obliga
tions, and hope that you will contin
ue to stand by us, and whenever the
chance occurs, speak a good word in
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TOBACCO FOR THE SOLDIERS.
With- the increased number of
American soicuers m France comes
increased requests for tobacco. We
have not askd our readers to contrib-
o-??11 to W-'nd for quite
awhile. But now the most urgent ap
peals comes for this cause. nH
can out appeal to the genrpsity and
rMWWu our readers for money
Let's all be Americans now, the
ayes of the world are on America, the
:ry comes flashing across the seas for
ielp. Have you shown your true
American blood by attending the Lib
jrty Loan rallies and- buying bonds?
If not, and you will not, you are
deemed, a slacker. It's up to you.
.vhat will you do ?
Ihree cheers for each of the pa
triotic talks which were religiously
rendered as to Uncle Sam's require
ments on the Liberty Loan, Sundav.
at Bethlehem church, by a bunch oi
i,rue Americans from Tryori. .-'
What kind of an American arc
you : it's time to show what you
intend to do.
If the "Star Spangled Banner" don't
make you stand and cheer,
Then what are you doing bvei
Many children on the route (would
have been glad to say all) are pre-"
paring war gardens and patches, on
which they are going to raise toma
toes corn, cotton, etc., to sell and uy
Thrift Stamps, War Savings Stamps,
to help our army to go "Over the
Top" and our navy to send Germar
submarines to the bottom. One little
girl, age twelve, was so patriotic af
tr she had ordered her a pair of
white shoes she sent a letter after
the money before the order could be
filled, stating that she wanted the
money back so that she could buy
Thrift Stamps with it, and she woulc1
wear her old, last years sandals.
Wasn't it a thrilling sight to see
Old Mother Nature's great torpedo
which scanned the southeastern sky
last Tuesday evening-?
Another auto wreck on the road
near Hamilton bridge, last night
Are the roads greater than the tax?
we are glad to hear that Fox
Mountain is to have a Boy Scout's
lodge. The boys are rallying it up,
1S J not the " thing for our boys ?
Lets hear from others of experienced
Mr. Joe Carpenter is in from his
new nome in lennessee, visiting rel
atives and his boyhood home.
-W. S. S.
r x 0 -. -p. 0 iuv-ooio, kj. x . cunt i . j. III
ted here. He came to Polk county I n nni1GIIi aiu a u
Sunday school opened at the Baptist
Mr. Trfft Rricnn -f TJ 11
. .. . - vi xxupewen, va is
visiting relatives. '
Mrs. P. G. Brisco and daughter
Minnie, visited Mr. and Mrs. G. c'
a number of person here last Tues-
aay evening, about dusk. There ap
pared right near the moon what look
ed -like a cloud of fire and -smoke,
the size of the moon; and taking a
southeasterly course the ball of fire
went at terrific speed, leaving a trail
of smoke behind, and after several
minutes there was a terrible explo
sion in the southeast. Some think it
was a meteor, while others thought it
an air ship at practice; No one
seems to know for certain just what
it was. -
Elders -A. Branscom and; W. . A.
Reed were off on a preaching expedi
tion Saturday and Sunday.
Mr, Walker Gilbert, of Inman, vis
ited home folks, Sunday.
W. s. s
Too late for last week.)
Miss Vada Spurlin and Mr. Roland
Feagans gave their many friends a
surprise by slipping away and getting
married, Sunday afternoon. Rev Mr.
Jackson performed the ceremony. We
wish them a long and happy life. '
Mrs. Jones, of Asheville, is visiting
Miss Coxe, at Green River Plantation.
I hold no brief for any slacker, but
justice demands the editor's atten
tion be called to the fact that Lindsay
?ran" advoraised -in last week's
NEWS as a selective draft delin
quent, died recently after a long ill
ness. This probably accounts for his
family s neglect to attend to his ques
tionaire. A too-wet-to-plow Monday sent
maIlyi? Jir citi,zens t0 Landrum and
Kutherfordton this week.
Jlr" J;,m ?Jian. is quite HI
siclfst McKley is also 6n the
Miss Prisciila Camp left Monday,
for a visit to Athens, Tenn.
Rev. and Mrs. G. E. Kidd have re
turned from a visit to Virginia, where
eSeerglVen a Cl bv
h.MJ' Mtlk yml has Placed Ws lit
tle daughter m Hillcrest Institute.
Our people are showing some in
terest m the Third Liberty Loan, but
they are far from realizing the im
portance of the matter. It is a
?? t0 NorS Carlina that only
ten out of a thousand in this state
bought bonds in the Second Liberty
Loan campaign. But it will be far
worse to fail in this Third Loan.
-w. S. S
Typewriter second sheeta for mxlm
Jttt NEWS office at 25? j fij
We Have the Right Prices
Kind of Materials
to do your buildino;. Full stock
Doors, Windows, Siding, Flooring
eiiinR, onmgies, M)tns, inferior
Finish arid Moulding, Rough and
DriessdTLumber- Carry complete
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SALUDA, N. C
i-- tci -lacunae
Tryon, N. C.
In Your Home
merchandise is so unsHL
that we cannot quote pricJ
but we sell all goods as chj
as we can and remain in U
inesft.v Trv us.
. WILKINS & CO,
There are drawbacks to nearly every
thing. The fragrant rose has its thorn,, the
busy bee has its stinger, the useful mule ,
has its ick, and so on down the line.
vrnt, Thre is seldom success without econ
omy at the start. It isn't always pleasant
to pincn and scrimp and save, but most of
us who $start out with nothing, have to
travel that road. The savings thus attain
ed if placed in a good bank like ours where
they are safe, will in time mean comfort,
; r ease anj satisfaction for you.
'. LANDRUM, S. C
Price $ 4.50
30 Days Free Trial
1RY0N ELECTRIC SERVICE
q A l nnrt otamp gives you tne ngm;w
O stand up when the Star Spangled Banner
An account at this bank classes you as
one of the progressive and substantial j
citizens of your community. No better j
Come in arid let's talk it over.
BANK OF TRYON
W. T. LINDSEY Pres
J. B. HESTER Cashier.
Having qualified as Executor of the
last will and testament of B. F. Tur
ner, late of the. county of Polk, this
is J;o notify, all persons who are in
debted to the said B. F. Turner to
make settlemnt at once; and all
claims against the said B. F. Turner
must be presented to me within 12
months from this date or their pay
ment will be debarred by statute of
This 16th' day of April, 1918.
J. H. RHODES, Executor.
Rev. Joseph L. Daniels, Pastor
isterV F Barrows Makepeace, Min
Services: Sunday, 10 a: m, The
Sy.School; 11 a. m:f PubUc wor
ship, with sermon. Wednesday, 4 n:
m., mid-week prayer service.
Public invited to all services.
Never Say Enough,,
An Irishman who was getting the worst of
. it in a fight was asked if he would say
'enough?" He replied: ' 'If I had strength
left to say that, I wouldn't be licked."
.That's the proper spirit. Never give up.
A quitter never gets any where If nard
luck strikes you; brace up and go on just as
bravely as you can, However, a little sav
ings account at the bank has carried many
a man through a tight place. Better begin
now before hard luek strikes, and open a
little savings account with us.
BANK of SALUDA
Capital $ 1 0,000.00
HENRY P. CORIIH. Pres. I0HN R emm v.Pr PRP2T0N H. VSB
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